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Mexico says Pacific free trade deal 'feasible' in mid-March
A deal on a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade pact could be concluded in mid-March, Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said on Thursday.
Ag Professional – 1/23/2015

Concerns rise over US-EU trade talks
There are rising concerns in Europe over negotiations to liberalize trade with the United States.
BBC News – 10/11/2014

FY15 construction machinery shipments seen to rise 1%
Japanese-made construction machinery shipments are expected to rise 1 percent in fiscal 2015 from the current fiscal year, according to an industry group.
The Japan News – 8/27/2014

US and EU trade talks to resume
Officials from the European Union and the US will spend this week in Brussels trying to make progress negotiating a controversial trade deal. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to stimulate commerce by reducing barriers such as tariffs and differences in regulation
BBC News – 7/13/2014

Canada and South Korea Getting Closer to Free Trade Agreement
Canada and South Korea are very close to signing a long-delayed free trade deal after years of talks.
USAgnet – 3/10/2014

Poll: A majority wants Congress, White House to work together on trade
A new poll released Thursday shows that a majority of voters wants Congress and the White House to work together toward forging new free trade agreements.
The Hill – 2/20/2014

Obama's order aimed at streamlining export import process
President Obama today will sign an executive order aimed at streamlining the export and import process for U.S. businesses, the White House said.
AgriPulse – 2/19/2014

S.Korea's trade balance stays in black for 22 months
South Korea's trade balance stayed in the black for 22 straight months in November as a reduction in imports offset a slower increase in exports, a government report showed Sunday.
Xinhua – 12/1/2013

China's Economic Mercantilism
As the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) writes in Enough is Enough: Confronting Chinese Economic Mercantilism, through the mid-2000s Chinese economic policy largely focused on actively encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country, promising to be a low-cost production platform for foreign multinational corporations (MNCs).
Industry Week – 7/24/2013

China reports large trade deficit
China posted its largest trade deficit in at least a decade in February, after imports of commodities jumped as companies built up supplies.
BBC News – 3/11/2012